The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 864 861 862
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 31 38 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.037% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 24
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,121 £39,900 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 25 £52,500 -4.54% 7
London +19 15 £52,500 -4.54% 3
City of London +23 6 £65,000 +15.55% 2
South West -5 3 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Essex -27 3 - -
East of England -32 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £52,500 - 2
Lancashire - 2 £41,000 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £41,000 -
North West - 2 £41,000 -
Scotland +10 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands -2 1 - -
South East - 1 £75,000 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £75,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £47,500 -
Reading - 1 £75,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 32 (44.44%) Java
2 31 (43.06%) Test Automation
3 27 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (31.94%) LoadRunner
5 19 (26.39%) Selenium
6 18 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (25.00%) HP
7 16 (22.22%) C#
8 15 (20.83%) UNIX
8 15 (20.83%) ISEB
8 15 (20.83%) Scrum
8 15 (20.83%) Test Strategy
9 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 14 (19.44%) SQL
10 13 (18.06%) Software Testing
10 13 (18.06%) ISTQB
11 12 (16.67%) Banking
11 12 (16.67%) Retail
11 12 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (15.28%) Facilita Forecast
13 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
13 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
13 10 (13.89%) QA
13 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 10 (13.89%) VBScript
14 9 (12.50%) VB
14 9 (12.50%) SAP
14 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 9 (12.50%) TDD

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) OLTP
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (31.94%) LoadRunner
2 19 (26.39%) Selenium
3 18 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (15.28%) Facilita Forecast
5 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
5 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
6 9 (12.50%) JIRA
7 7 (9.72%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.56%) Calabash
9 4 (5.56%) Hudson
9 4 (5.56%) LoadUI
9 4 (5.56%) Appium
9 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.56%) Maven
9 4 (5.56%) JMeter
9 4 (5.56%) JUnit
10 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 12 (16.67%) Banking
1 12 (16.67%) Retail
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.39%) Social Media
3 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) UNIX
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) Test Automation
2 27 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (20.83%) Scrum
4 15 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 13 (18.06%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.50%) TDD
7 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 6 (8.33%) BDD
9 6 (8.33%) Validation
9 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.94%) OO
11 4 (5.56%) RUP
11 4 (5.56%) Security Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (44.44%) Java
2 16 (22.22%) C#
3 14 (19.44%) SQL
4 10 (13.89%) VBScript
4 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.50%) VB
6 8 (11.11%) C++
7 7 (9.72%) Python
7 7 (9.72%) Ruby
8 5 (6.94%) VBA
9 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.17%) Perl
10 3 (4.17%) PHP
10 3 (4.17%) Groovy
11 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) ISEB
2 13 (18.06%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) HP
2 9 (12.50%) SAP
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
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